by Lily Alice, February 7, 2024

The script reading scene of Chief Inspector: The Beginning has been revealed.

On February 7, the production team of the upcoming MBC Friday-Saturday drama Chief Inspector: The Beginning dropped pics from the script reading session.

Chief Inspector: The Beginning is a prequel to Chief Inspector. The K-drama takes place in 1958 when Detective Park Young Han (Lee Je Hoon) was appointed to Seoul.

Set in an era of chaos, the drama tells the story of Detective Park Young Han, who specializes in catching petty thieves, joining forces with three colleagues to shatter the norms of corrupt authority.

The script reading was attended by director Kim Sung Hoon, writer Kim Young Shin, and actors Lee Je HoonLee Dong HwiChoi Woo SungYoon Hyun SooSeo Eun Soo, Choi Deok-moon, Jung Soo Bin, and even veteran actor Choi Bool Am (who played Park Young Han in the 1971 series Chief Inspector).

Lee Je Hoon plays the lead role of Park Young Han. Park Young Han is a detective from the countryside. He is a tough man filled with anger at the violation of human dignity and is passionate about justice. 

Lee Dong Hwi plays Kim Sang Soon, a character who likes doing things his way. The passionate detective Park Young Han and the uncontrollable Kim Sang Soon form a fantastic duo coming to sweep up criminals. 

Rising star Choi Woo Sung plays Cho Kyung Hwan, who becomes a police officer at Jongnam Police Station. He transforms from a young man with extraordinary strength to a passionate policeman overflowing with a sense of justice. 

Actor Yoon Hyun Soo plays Seo Ho Jeong, who dreams of becoming a famous investigator.

Actress Seo Eun Soo plays Lee Hae Joo, the owner of the bookstore Jongnam Seorim. The actress's charm adds an extra spoonful of excitement to the delightful investigative drama.

Choi Deok Moon plays Yoo Dae Cheon, a veteran police officer filled with a sense of duty and a mentor to Park Young Han. 

Jung Soo Bin takes on the role of Bong Nan Sil, a high school girl who is a fan of mystery novels.

The production team of Chief Inspector: The Beginning stated, "The synergy of actors including Lee Je Hoon, Lee Dong Hwi, Choi Woo Sung, Yoon Hyun Soo, Seo Eun Soo is perfect. Having Choi Bool Am, the actor who is like the epitome of 'Investigation Chief' [particularly famous for playing Detective Park in Chief Inspector], join us was even more momentous."

Chief Inspector: The Beginning will premiere in April.